The song of the day for Wednesday, March 17, 2021, is “Sweet Lorraine.”
Today’s song is in honor of Nat “King” Cole, who was born on March 17, 1919. Nat Cole recorded “Sweet Lorraine” in 1940 and it was a big hit for him. Tony Bennett and Nat Cole were good friends, and Bennett dedicated today’s song of the day in Cole’s memory.
About This Song
“Sweet Lorraine” was written in 1928 by Cliff Burwell and Mitchell Parish. It was originally a vaudeville song; the Rudy Valle recording made the song quite popular and a nice, up-tempo jazz number.
About This Version
Tony Bennett recorded “Sweet Lorraine” on March 11, 1965, with Buddy Hackett on ukulele and Joe Marsala on clarinet. The recording was released on If I Ruled The World: Songs for the Jet Set, released in 1965.
“Sweet Lorraine,” as well as If I Ruled The World: Songs for the Jet Set, is available from Apple Music.